Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, January 11-17: Preventive maintenance best practice and programs, Fixing preventive maintenance, more.

Articles about the best practices in preventive maintenance, preventive maintenance programs, how to fix preventive maintenance when it fails, Obama to open Hannover Messe, and how to prevent and mitigate combustible dust explosions in food plants were Plant Engineering;s five most clicked articles from last week, January 11-17. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.
By Erin Dunne January 18, 2016

Plant Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for Jan. 11-17, covered the best practices in preventive maintenance, preventive maintenance programs, how to fix preventive maintenance when it fails, Obama to open Hannover Messe, and how to prevent and mitigate combustible dust explosions in food plants. Link to each article below.

1. Best practices in preventive maintenance: How one company did it

Companies with well-planned preventive maintenance (PM) programs enjoy minimal unplanned downtime, minimal spare parts cost, minimal manufacturing interruptions from breakdowns, maximum manufacturing times, maximum product quality, and longer machine life spans.

2. Six steps to design a preventive maintenance program

Six steps for creating an effective efficient and sustainable preventive maintenance program for your facility.

3. Why preventive maintenance fails and how to fix it

Preventive maintenance (PM) should not be confused with predictive maintenance (PdM), which is a series of dynamic inspections of machine components while the machines are operating in their normal production modes. The first part of a 3-part series explains what great preventive maintenance programs should include.

4. Obama to open Hannover Messe in April

President will join German Chancellor Angela Merkel to participate in opening ceremonies, show tour on April 24-25.

5. How to prevent and mitigate combustible dust explosions in food plants

Key takeaways from the Food Processing webinar on how to prevent and mitigate combustible dust explosions in food plants.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on www.plantengineering.com, January 11-17, for articles published within the last two months.

– Erin Dunne, production coordinator, CFE Media, edunne@cfemedia.com.